The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 35-38.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did delegates suggest would happen if state legislatures chose Representatives for the House?
(a) The government would not be legitimate.
(b) State and federal powers would balance.
(c) The people would revolt.
(d) The states would acquire too much power.

2. What position was James Wilson asked to take in the Constitutional debate?
(a) He was asked to promote revisions of the Constitution.
(b) He was asked to attack opponents of the Constitution.
(c) He was asked to argue for additions to the Constitution.
(d) He was asked to defend the Constitution.

3. What compromise did the Northeast states reach with Georgia and South Carolina over slavery?
(a) Northern states will regulate slavery if southern states will have lower tariffs on exported raw materials.
(b) New England would not restrict slavery if the southern states will not require 2/3 majority to pass commercial restrictions.
(c) That northern states will legalize slavery if southern states will prohibit importation of slaves.
(d) That northern states will not regulate slavery for fifty years, if southern states will abolish it themselves in that time.

4. What did Mr. Paterson argue about the New Jersey Plan?
(a) That it made the federal government too independent.
(b) That it diminished the power of the states.
(c) That it did not protect the states enough.
(d) That it did not give the executive too much power.

5. What did Mr. Hamilton argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?
(a) Senators should serve for life to create continuity in government.
(b) Senators should have short terms in order to remain subject to their constituents.
(c) Senators should appoint their successors.
(d) Senators should have long terms to stay above the fray.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be able to veto legislation?

2. What were supporters of the residency requirement for citizenship afraid of?

3. Who was DeWitt in reality?

4. What did George Mason argue in the debate of June 4?

5. Where do delegates think that authority needs to originate in order to be legitimate?

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